When connecting to your own, or any ARK: Survival Evolved server that has mods installed, you may experience a connection timeout.

This is related to the way Steam downloads ARK: Survival Evolved mods on the game server, to your computer.

To fix the issue:

In Steam, click the "View" drop down at the top

Click "Settings"

In the settings window, click the tab "Downloads"

You should then see a checkbox "Allow downloads during gameplay"

Check/select this, then click "Ok"
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